I had a crappy day at work today...got into an argument with a senior manager (who I always fight with 'cos he's a jerk) just before leaving and was very riled up.
In the past I'd have immediately headed for a beer and a junk attack...burger, hot chips, pizza, potato chips...anything and everything.
I was so cross I knew I had to do something but I really didn't want to ruin my healthy day. So I decided to power walk all the way home in the very humid heat (5km). After walking to work this morning and doing some exercise at lunch time I didn't actually need to do any more exercise according to my plan but I figured it was the best option as walking with my iPod is a real treat for me. By the time I got home I was in a much better mood (although drenched in sweat) and after a shower I happily sat down to the healthy dinner I had planned rather than reaching for the junk.
One one hand I'm really pleased that I chose a healthy option to deal with the yucky day.
On the other hand I'm a little miffed that I have to feel even a tiny bit grateful to the jerk of a manager who made me cross...If it wasn't for him I would have only walked 5km today instead of the 10 that I ended up doing